CONOR McGregor’s UFC 229 opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov prefers to do his talking inside the cage, and that is shown by his stunning wife.
Conor McGregor and Khabib will meet for the first time in UFC 229’s main event, described as the company’s biggest ever fight.
The heated lightweight rivals could not be more different inside and outside of the cage.
McGregor is known as one of the most outspoken fighters in the game, even fronting his own brand of whiskey.
He has also become a well-known face in the celebrity world, being pictured on nights out with Rita Ora and Lewis Hamilton.
“My wife was pregnant. I didn’t cry one and a half years, ‘Oh my wife’s pregnant’.”
But his Russian opponent could not be more different, choosing to keep his private life away from the cameras.
Khabib has kept his life such a secret that the majority of people don’t even know the name of his wife.
All we know about the quiet star is that he is married with two children, a son and a daughter.
Despite becoming a father, it appears that fighting comes first for Khabib.
He previously hit out at Conor for taking time off for the birth of his son, while Khabib fought with his wife pregnant.
He said: “My wife was pregnant. I didn’t cry one and a half years, ‘Oh my wife’s pregnant’.
“But I came here like a man because I try to stay busy.
“But without injury, I can smash all lightweights.”
Despite his withdrawn lifestyle, Khabib has become a huge celebrity in his own country, amassing more followers than even Maria Sharapova.
This was evident at one of his weigh ins, where a Russian ring girl even risked the wrath of her boss to please him.
Anna Galochkina chose to cover herself up, so as not to offend Khabib’s Muslim beliefs.
She said: “He’s not only the best athlete but the man for me! He’s a pride of Russia and a great MMA fighter.
“Of course, guests of the event were shocked seeing a ring girl putting on a longer skirt so fast.
“I respect the views and religion of Khabib and I didn’t want him to feel uncomfortable.”
Conor’s girlfriend Dee Devlin, who he met before joining UFC, has become a star in her own right and is seen at all of his fights.